Mentzelia and Occasional Papers

Besides its monthly member newsletter, the Nevada Native Plant Society issues two series of publications on an irregular schedule. The society's occasional journal Mentzelia includes articles and monographs of interest to the membership that are longer and more in-depth than those appearing in the newsletter. The most recent is number 8 (2007), spiral bound, describing the Spring Mountains of Clark and Nye counties, Nevada, and their vascular flora. The Occasional Papers series issues single articles on botanical topics, often reprinted from other (usually out-of-print) sources. Back issues are available for those issues listed with prices below and may be ordered from our online catalog, by mail (NNPS, P.O. Box 8965, Reno, NV 89507), or in southern Nevada contact Gary Reese (GReese@logansimpson.com). Prices include sales tax and postage if prepayment accompanies the order.


OCCASIONAL PAPERS

 

Occasional Paper, Number 1, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . $2.50
A Catalogue of Nevada Plants, by C.L. Anderson, reprinted from the Report of the State Mineralogist of Nevada, 1871

 

Occasional Paper, Number 2, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . $2.50
Botanical features around Reno, by P. Beveridge Kennedy, reprinted from Muhlenbergia, 1907.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 3, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . $2.50
Impressions of Nevada - the countryside and some of the plants - as seen through the eyes of an Englishman, H. Dwight Ripley, excerpts of articles which appeared in the quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society, Great Britain, from 1942 to 1947.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 4, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . $3.00
The plant associations of the Carson Desert Region, Western Nevada, by W.D. Billings, reprinted from Butler University Botanical Studies, 1945.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 5, 1982 . . . . . . Out of Print
Sereno Watson, by Arnold Tiehm.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 6, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . $3.00
The ecology of desert plants, by Fritz W. Went.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 7, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . $4.00
John Thomas Howell, by Arnold Tiehm

 

MENTZELIA

 

Mentzelia, Number 1, 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00
The natural vegetation of Nevada; a synopsis of Eriogonum in the Sierra Nevada; the Great Basin bristlecone pine; and portraits of other native plants.

 

Mentzelia, Number 2, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . Out of Print
The autecology of Oryzopsis hymenoides; historical notes on some early collectors; and some of the plants named for these collectors.

 

Mentzelia, Number 3, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
Some of Nevada's threatened and endangered plants, particularly those found in geothermal areas.

 

Mentzelia, Number 4, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . Out of Print
Biogeography of the Intermountain Region.

 

Mentzelia, Number 5, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00
Nevada plant life and its students; pickleweed; the Laura E. Mills Memorial Park; collecting useful plants with a Northern Paiute elder in the Stillwater Range; western natives for home landscaping; and Pamirian winterfat.

 

Mentzelia, Number 6, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.50
Peavine Mountain, Nevada, in two volumes: Part 1: The Character of Peavine Mountain, 68 pp. Climate, geology, soils, plant communities, islands of Sierran plants, birds, mammals, and Native Americans, and mining history. Part 2: Vascular Plants of Peavine Mountain, 88 pp. Botanical collecting and a catalogue of vascular plants.

 

Mentzelia, Number 7, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
A Flora of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, 90 pp., spiral bound.

 

Mentzelia, Number 8, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Spring Mountains, Clark and Nye counties, Nevada, 72 pp., spiral bound.